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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Participating in Research Project to Study Rhino Fitness With Activity Trackers

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Some rhinos at Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney’s Animal Kingdom are now wearing activity trackers on their ankles similar to fitness trackers we humans might wear on our wrists.

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These trackers are being used as part of a larger research project on rhinos at several accredited zoos and wildlife centers across the U.S.A. With the activity trackers, animal care specialists can learn more about the activity level of rhinos, when they go to sleep in the evening, the distance they are running and walking each day, and where they like to spend time on the savanna.

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Due to illegal poaching in the wild, managed rhino populations are important for the survival of the species and this research will ensure they receive the best care possible.

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Watch a video about the project below.

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